Tuesday, December 31, 2013


I've been enjoying my crochet so much that when I saw a set of colourful hooks on eBay I decided to treat myself (well that is if you consider a whole £1.55 a treat). They came all the way from China in double quick time and they're not bad given the price - not quite up to the KnitPro Wave or Clover SoftTouch standard but, for something to cart around, they'll do the job nicely.

They came in crackly cellophane pouch and just cried out for a nice little case so, after a quick trawl of the Internet I found a tutorial, and on Boxing Day while DH was out flying his model planes I set to using a fat quarter I've had for ages (- an apology from when I went on a quilting workshop and the irons blew the trip switch so we were without power for some of the time) and I made a cute little case
The TUTORIAL was really good except that it didn't point out that the inner pieces should be cut so that they are the right way up when placed on the outer - (yes, I know I should have known better, and I did really, but it's been a very long time since I did any sewing ) and after I re-cut the inner pieces,  the design is great and I had room for a pocket for scissors and one for sewing up needles as well so I'm all set


And this being the last post of the year, as is traditional,  I want to record all the books I've read in 2013 and they are

  • Safe House by Chris Ewan
  • The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark
  • The Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond
  • Breaking Even by Kathleen Kole
  • Coming Home by Melanie Rose
  • A Dreadful Murder by Minette Walters
  • A life for a life by Tim Ellis
  • The Wages of Sin by Tim Ellis
  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova
  • The Flesh is Weak by Tim Ellis
  • A Mother's Wish by Debbie Macomber
  • Never Apologise, Never Explain by James Craig
  • In the Land of the Long White Cloud by Sarah Lark
  • Tangled Lives by Hilary Boyd
  • Christmas at the Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond

A total of 15, (same as 2012 and 1 more than 2011) 

This New Year's Eve will be a quiet one, DH has man flu, I'm at the end of the second week of the same cold (and it's getting boring now!) and DD has just arrived home with a migraine, so I think I'll do a few rows of my Rugged Ripple blanket and then it's hot water bottles and early nights all round.
Happy New year. 


HoffiCoffi said...

Love the case. I was looking at some bargain circular knitting needles online and may give them a go! Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Theat's a lovely FQ MW, put to good use.

Happy New Year.